How to make your Christmas lights stand out

Last week I shared our Christmas decor inside, today I wanted to share our decor on the outside. I love Christmas lights. Driving around to see all the festive lights is one of our favorite things this time of year.

When it comes to Christmas lights, lights in the windows are the key to making your house stand out from the rest. They give your house personality. For years we’ve been doing lights in our windows, and for years I’ve been using the wrong suction cups to hold the little lights in place. It’s crazy how something so simple as switching suction cups can make me so happy, but it does. I’m a simple girl. 😉

Using the right kind of mini suction cups make a big difference. This year we made the switch to the good ones, and they are SO much better. They stay on great! I found them at Loews and at Smith’s Market Place (here in Utah), but you can also buy them on Amazon.

I shared this pic of our house on Instagram earlier this month. I used a couple iPhone apps to add a little ‘flare’ to it. The “Merry & Bright is a dingbat from Rhonna Designs and the bokeh lights is made using the app Picfx.

Merry Christmas from our ‘house’ to yours!

*What’s your style when it comes to Christmas lights outside? Do you go all out…blow ups and all? Or do you like to keep it simple?

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  1. says

    Ah, bummer. I was going to ask how you got that bokeh. :) I am without iPhone. But I bet if I sat in my car across the street from my house, and sprayed a little water on the bottom of the window, I could get something similar. I might have to try that.

    Your house looks so warm and lovely! I’ll pass on the suction cup tip to my hubby, the lights-putter-upper. :)

  2. says

    I live in France and I guess people put all the merriment (and money) in food ;D as this year there are very few houses with xmas lights on them. Mine is the only one of the block. I like them fairy light style. Will post a pic soon. I think it might because of economic harsh times too, people are trying to save money on electricity bills maybe. Have a very festive season! Joeyeuses fêtes!

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